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Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler was the science fiction author who wrote the novels Parable of the Talents, Kindred, and Fledgling. Octavia Butler grew up in California and started writing science fiction stories whe…

Octavia Butler 2006 Deaths

Octavia ButlerAge: 58 novelist whose science-fiction novels often featured strong-willed black women as protagonists. She won two Hugo and Nebula awards, and in 1995 became the first science-f…

Octavia Spencer

Actress Octavia Spencer was a bit player in movies and on TV for fifteen years before her Oscar-winning role as sassy maid Minny Jackson in the civil rights-era drama The Help (2011, starring Emma Sto…

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler

Skilled rifle shots who inspired an American musical by David Johnson Annie Oakley (Phoebe Anne "Annie" Oakley Mozee) of Darke County, Ohio, was a tomboy from the start, and soon b…

Garner E. SHRIVER

SHRIVER, Garner E., a Representative from Kansas; born in Towanda, Butler County, Kans., July 6, 1912; attended the public schools of Towanda and Wichita; moved to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan…

Gerard Butler

Gerald Butler is a Scottish actor best known for his role as King Leonidas in the film adaptation of Frank Miller's 300 (2007). Butler gave up a legal career to pursue acting, and made his movie debu…

William BUTLER

BUTLER, William, (son of William Butler [1759-1821], brother of Andrew Pickens Butler, and father of Matthew Calbraith Butler), a Representative from South Carolina; born in the Edgefield Distr…

Pierce BUTLER

Senate Years of Service: 1789-1796; 1802-1804Party: Pro-Administration; Anti-Administration; Democratic Republican; Democratic RepublicanBUTLER, Pierce, a Delegate and a Senator from South Caro…

Butler AMES

AMES, Butler, (son of Adelbert Ames and grandson of Benjamin Franklin Butler), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Lowell, Mass., August 22, 1871; attended the public schools and Phill…

Marion BUTLER

Senate Years of Service: 1895-1901Party: PopulistBUTLER, Marion, a Senator from North Carolina; born near Clinton, Sampson County, N.C., May 20, 1863; graduated from the University of North Car…